Washing your dishes in mineral water may sound like the most inane luxury yet. But keep that Perrier in the fridge–the kind of mineral water we’re talking about here is actually a fascinating innovation featured in the new Siemens speedMatic dishwasher designed to make the drying cycle faster and more efficient, by heating up faster than regular H2O.
According to Greenlaunches, the Siemens speedMatic dishwasher is around 20% more efficient than its peers in the highest energy-efficiency dishwasher category, using just under 3 gallons of (mineral) water to do the job. This “zeolitic” drying system, absorbs water and becomes hot in the process. “The mineral absorbs the moisture (during the drying cycle) and releases hot, dry air, making the drying cycle much faster. In the next washing cycle the minerals are regenerated when the moisture is removed from them as the dishwasher is heated up.”
This appliance also appears to conserve the time it takes to actually do your dishes, reducing the standard program to just under two hours (around 30 minutes less than your conventional dishwasher) making it the fastest in the high-efficiency class. It also comes equipped with a special energySave function, which allows it to consume about 20 percent less electricity than it’s closest competitor.